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Budget & Economy|
Alan Keyes: Can’t address budget deficit until we address moral deficit.
Dick Armey: Improve economy by encouraging savings via tax code.
Dick Gephardt: People are working harder for same wages.
Lamar Alexander: Reduce government to spur growth.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Back out of debt the same way we got in.
Alan Keyes: Affirmative action turns back the clock.
Pat Buchanan: Tear out diversity programs, root and branch.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: 4 Balls, not 3 Strikes.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: More African-American parolees than graduates.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Crack vs. powder is black vs. white.
Lamar Alexander: Allow organized voluntary prayer in public schools.
Lamar Alexander: Give school decisions back to families.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Lifetime of prayer, not one minute in school.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Choice schools to choice children is un-American.
Families & Children|
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Nurture, not police.
Tommy Thompson: Demand child support or fathers face jail.
Pat Buchanan: End New World Order; end foreign aid.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Let Europe & Japan share more of defense burden.
Dick Gephardt: Fair trade on an equal playing field.
Pat Buchanan: GATT surrenders our national sovereignty.
Pat Buchanan: We will rue the day we passed NAFTA.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: American workers can’t compete with slave labor.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Working people cannot afford adding Chile to NAFTA.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Joined with Perot as “Odd Couple” in opposing NAFTA.
Alan Keyes: Call halt to “War on this” and “War on that”.
Alan Keyes: Only valid reason to go to Washington is to break up power.
Dick Gephardt: Limit campaigns to 8 weeks, with no TV.
Lamar Alexander: Complete Reagan Revolution with term limits & line-item veto.
Pat Buchanan: Term limits for federal judges.
Tommy Thompson: Common sense over “government sense”.
Dick Gephardt: Health care reform: no selective insurance.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Balance budget to afford comprehensive coverage.
Tommy Thompson: Let states reform Medicaid; fight “one size fits all”.
Lamar Alexander: Stop the free fall in defense spending.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Pentagon is largest federal source of waste, fraud & abuse.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Defense pork projects are immoral.
Pat Buchanan: Treat illegal immigration as an invasion & repel it.
Principles & Values|
Ross Perot: UWSA: Focus on issues & solutions without special interests.
Dick Armey: Flat tax of 17% for businesses too.
Dick Armey: Flat tax of 17% with family allowance of $33,000.
Dick Armey: 3/5 super-majority to raise tax rates.
Dick Armey: Tax unearned income at same rate as regular income.
Dick Armey: Replace home mortgage deduction with bigger standard ded.
Dick Armey: Eliminate charitable deduction.
Dick Gephardt: Remove special interests from tax code.
Lamar Alexander: Flatter, fairer, simpler federal income tax.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Richest 1% benefit from tax cuts; should be working poor.
Dick Gephardt: Use gas tax for highway infrastructure.
War & Peace|
Pat Buchanan: Casualties “in the service of the UN” breaches sovereignty.
Welfare & Poverty|
Rev. Jesse Jackson: We spend more on corporate welfare than on AFDC.
Rev. Jesse Jackson: Poor are not lazy; they do our dirty work.
Tommy Thompson: No government handouts; demand something in return.
Tommy Thompson: Supports block grants to foster state experimentation.